[Computer-go] May KGS bot tournament

Nick Wedd maproom at gmail.com
Wed May 4 10:09:27 PDT 2016


I would happily run more than one division (which the KGS scheduler will
regard as separate events). Is there enough interest to justify a second
division?

Nick

On 4 May 2016 at 15:46, Urban Hafner <contact at urbanhafner.com> wrote:

> There used to be many more entrants in the past IIRC. And we never split
> into several tournaments or leagues. But I also feel we should wait for
> Nick to chime in. I think we had this exact same discussion a while ago but
> I can’t remember the outcome. ;)
>
> Urban
>
> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 4:38 PM, Gonçalo Mendes Ferreira <gonmf at sapo.pt>
> wrote:
>
>> Has the number of programs risen that much?
>>
>> I'd prefer not adding self-declared ranking limitations, though as a
>> spectator handicap matches are interesting.
>>
>> Anyways, Urban, I can enter my program too if you want, it is well
>> bellow GNU Go in 19x19.
>>
>> Gonçalo
>>
>> On 04/05/2016 15:27, Erik van der Werf wrote:
>> > Or switch to McMahon / Handicaps
>> >
>> > On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 4:18 PM, Sebastian Scheib <
>> stackpointerex at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> That would be good, something like in other sports where you have a
>> first,
>> >> second and so... categories.
>> >>
>> >> 2016-05-04 11:00 GMT-03:00 Jim O'Flaherty <jim.oflaherty.jr at gmail.com
>> >:
>> >>
>> >>> Hmmm...if bots weaker than GnuGo are actively discouraged, perhaps
>> there
>> >>> could be a separate tournament level for that grouping of "aspiring
>> >>> computer Go" entrants (if it isn't too much extra work). Having bots
>> earn
>> >>> the right to move into the higher level of (i.e. have met the entry
>> >>> requirement of "consistently beats GnuGo version X.Y) might be a nice
>> >>> filter as the number of those desiring to participate (with weaker
>> bots)
>> >>> rises.
>> >>>
>> >>> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 4:01 AM, Urban Hafner <contact at urbanhafner.com
>> >
>> >>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> I’m considering entering with my bot but it’s rather weak (a lot
>> weaker
>> >>>> than GnuGo on 19x19) so I don’t know if it makes sense. Unless of
>> course
>> >>>> other weaker bots were willing to enter as well. If no one is
>> interested in
>> >>>> this (or if it’s even discouraged by Nick) then I would refrain from
>> >>>> entering tournaments that I have no chance in beating GnuGo.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Urban
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 6:51 PM, Nick Wedd <maproom at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>> The May KGS bot tournament will start on Sunday, May 8th at 16:00
>> UTC,
>> >>>>> and finish by 22:00 UTC.  It will use 19x19 boards, with time limits
>> >>>>> of 14 minutes each plus very fast Canadian overtime, and komi of
>> 7.5.
>> >>>>> See http://www.gokgs.com/tournEntrants.jsp?id=1030
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Please register by emailing me, with the words "KGS Tournament
>> Registration"
>> >>>>> in the email title, at maproom at gmail.com .
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Nick
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